April 4, 2016 |
In 1990, Harold Honickman was weighing whether to add a new beverage to the lineup at one of his bottling plants. The drink, the brainchild of two New York City window washers and a grocer, was unorthodox, with a glass bottle, a pasteurized product, and an all-natural sales pitch. But Honickman had a good feeling, so he took a chance - on Snapple. "I had a philosophy growing up that I wanted to sell all the liquid that a consumer would put into their stomach," Honickman said.
March 29, 2016 |
As Coca-Cola and PepsiCo executives work to stop Mayor Kenney's proposed soft-drink tax, they are fighting the latest battle in a war to reduce the share that their products pay in taxes. In the late 1990s, the Coca-Cola Co. paid 36 cents of every dollar it earned as income taxes, its annual financial reports show. But for each of the last 10 years, Coca-Cola's overall tax rate has fallen below 25 percent. The beverage giant accomplished this by shifting plants and earnings to lower-tax countries and by accepting "tax incentive grants" from nations ranging from Brazil to Swaziland, all eager to host Coca-Cola operations, its annual reports show.
June 5, 2014 |
John J. Bauman Jr., 59, of Lindenwold, a volunteer fireman since he was 16, died of a heart attack on Sunday, June 1, at home. A 1972 graduate of Camden Catholic High School, Mr. Bauman had worked for the Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. in Pennsauken since 1978. Mr. Bauman was "first a driver and then in the production department," his wife, Patricia, said in a phone interview. Before going to Pepsi, she said, "he worked for Coca-Cola for a short period. " "I told him, if he worked for Coors or Budweiser, I would have loved him more," she said, with a laugh.
February 4, 2014
It's one thing to fantasize about telling your boss, "Take this job and shove it. " To quit a good-paying gig with no backup plan takes guts. Hilary Beard, of Mounty Airy, did exactly that 17 years ago, after holding down corporate positions at Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson and Pepsi. She had no clue what would come next. "I felt like I was just a liar," Beard recalled last week. "I was working for Pepsi, and I didn't drink Pepsi. I just wanted to have integrity. . . . Integrity is when what you think and what you feel and what you do are all in alignment.
September 22, 2013 |
From the breakup desk at People magazine comes word that Miley Cyrus is aghast at the speed with which ex-fiance Liam Hemsworth has sought solace in the arms of another - the other being the comely Mexican singer/actress Eiza Gonzalez , with whom Hemsworth has been observed in lip-to-lip exercises. "She knows Liam has been seeing Eiza and it's been hard for her," A Source close to the 20-year-old singer tells People. "She can't believe he moved on so fast and so publicly.
March 21, 2013 |
Honickman Group, of Pennsauken, will acquire Pepsi-Cola bottling operations on Long Island, N.Y., from another independent bottler, Pepsi Bottling Ventures L.L.C. (PBV). Terms of the transaction, expected to be completed during the second quarter, were not disclosed. Honickman's Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of New York currently operates in New York City's five boroughs and Westchester County. "Nassau and Suffolk counties provide the requisite scale for us to reinvest significantly in our make-sell-deliver capabilities and partner with PepsiCo to proudly reinvigorate our presence in the greater New York market," said Harold A. Honickman, chairman of the Philadelphia-area's largest soft-drink bottler.
May 9, 2012 |
Aramark Corp., one of Philadelphia's largest companies, has hired a former PepsiCo executive to succeed longtime chief executive Joseph Neubauer. Eric J. Foss joined the privately held food-services and facilities-management giant as its new president and CEO Tuesday. Foss, 53, retired as CEO of Pepsi Beverages Co., a $20 billion division of the soft-drink maker, on Dec. 9. That makes the CEO succession at Aramark something of Pepsi generation phenomenon. The 70-year-old Neubauer had held several senior positions at PepsiCo in the 1970s, including the head of its Wilson Sports Goods division before joining what was then called ARA Services at its chief financial officer in 1979.
February 8, 2012 |
Sodas, sports drinks and other sugary beverages are an unhealthy choice for kids, according to the nation's leading pediatricians' group, which strictly opposes the sale and advertising of the products in schools. Yet Coca-Cola's Live Positively slogan and the soda-maker's familiar red-and-white logo pop up on the American Academy of Pediatrics' consumer education website, healthychildren.org, in a corporate sponsorship that some health experts denounce as a serious conflict of interest.
September 20, 2011 |
I'm not supposed to spoil your viewing experience by telling you what happens on the first two-hour episode of the TV season's biggest new series, The X Factor, which airs at 8 p.m. Wednesday on Fox. But even if Simon Cowell would like you to believe it's totally different from American Idol, you already know what happens, because you know that not even Paula Abdul, in her craziest moment, would make many changes to the formula of...